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The Queen's Speech was transmitted, by the i

THE PRESENT. electric telegraph on the South-Western Railway. Oh! slight not the present

the past is arrayed A copy of the Globe, containing it, was received in a dim and indefinite mantle of shade ; at the London terminus at half-past-two. In two Disturb not the calm of its mist-covered plains, hours, the entire speech, containing 3500 letters, Where glide the pale ghosts of lost pleasures and was received at the Gosport station, and immedi- pains. ately afterwards, printed and distributed through The future! what mortal may pierce its thick the town. A letter from Mr. Cooke at the Gos

cloud! port station, acknowledging the receipt of the The future is wrapped in ancertainty's shroud;

Dark trials, keen cares, from that shroud may speech, was returned to town, and printed and

arise, published in the Globe before 7 o'clock the same Or its secrets may ne'er be disclosed to thine eyes. evening.

The present! oh! wish not its moments away; At a meeting of the Polytechnic Institution, Dr. A talisman dwells in the might of to-day; Ryan delivered a lecture for the purpose of notic- But the bright sunny present, at least, is thine

Past seasons are buried, the future unknown, ing an apparatus by Mr. Phillips, called the “fireannihilator.” After explaining the theory of the earlier chemists, and the more modern views of or the blossoms and warmth of life's beautiful

I seek not, like vain thoughtless minstrels, to sing Lavoisier and others, and the consideration of the spring; supporters and non-supporters of combustion, he I woo thee not lightly, to while the fleet hours pointed out the effects of volumes from nitrogen or In numbering sunbeams, and gathering flowers. from carbonic acid upon the flame of coal gas; and No! fain would I bid thee from knowledge imafter showing that combustion instantly ceased in plore an atmosphere containing but a short per centage And gently some service or kindness impart,

Each day some new treasure to add to thy store ; of these gases, he proceeded to explain that Mr. To glad the worn fortune, or soothe the sad heart. Phillips used a mixture of coke, nitre and sulphate Each day may thy home and its fondly-loved ties of lime, with a little water. Dr. Ryan kindled a Acquire fresh attraction and worth in thine eyes; fire in an iron house, and as soon as the combustion Yet with strengthened devotion on God may’st was complete, he introduced a small apparatus, not thou call, holding more than two ounces of the material, and And feel that for Him thou could'st part from them

in half a minute, the fire was completely extin-

Thus live, and thou wilt not in weariness cast
Thy glance from the present to picture the past,

Nor marvel what earth's mystic future may be,

Since Heaven hath in store a bright future for

thee. The unceasing press of Harper f Brothers sup

Metropolitan. plies us, this week, with

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BEATRICE. and is only the first part, whieh shows how the writer found it in 1835-6. The second part will With drooping eyes and drooping curls, show the changes of nine years.

And drooping feather, large and white,

Proudest yet gentlest of sweet girls, KEEPING HOUSE AND HOUSEKEEPING. A Story

She stands beneath the evening light. of Domestic Life, edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale. This little book is on a subject which interests us And o'er her lovely face the while, all, and being by Mrs. Hale, is, of course, both The lingering hues of dreamy thought pleasant and good.

Have stolen away the playful smile,

Which day and lively hours had brought. WANDERING Jew. Nos. 9 and 10. The ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED Bible.

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For she into herself hath gone SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, for March, Too deep our company to brook. 1845.

Go, lovely Beatrice, and seem
I WILL BE A LADY: a book for Girls, by Mrs. Unto thy friends like thy sweet face
Tuthill. This is a counterpart to I'll be a Gentle- To us : a thoughtful poet's dream
man, by the same publishers, Messrs. Crosby

Of woman's dignity and grace.
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From the Athenæum. the slaying, plucking, and dressing. While this United States Erploring Erpedition. 5 vols.

was going on, the stones for the 'Tahitian oven, so Wiley & Putnam.

often described by voyagers, were heating, and

when they had acquired the proper temperature, The second volume of this important work has the ashes were carefully swept off-bread-fruit, now come to hand. As the first scientific expe- taro, and plantains, wrapped in leaves, were then dition fitted out by the United States, we felt from laid on the stones, with the fowl in the centre, and the first, and continued to feel, the sincerest inter- the whole covered up. In about an hour the oven est in its progress and results. In rendering an was carefully opened, the contents exposed, and account of both, we are desirous, indeed, of abstain- found to be thoroughly cooked. The dinner was ing from criticism, and, considering the adventure then served in an earthen dish, with a knife and as a virgin, experiment, to treat it with considera- fork, when, although the fowl was somewhat tion and respect. We shall, therefore, take the tough, it was greatly relished. The dinner hour account substantially as it stands, and give to the was one o'clock. Taua, according to the univercommander the benefit of his own position. sal opinion of the squadron, did not improve upon

We find our explorers, at the opening of this a closer acquaintance. His intrusive and greedy volume, in sight of Tahiti, and are soon called disposition, not to mention his fondness for the upon to witness their arrival and reception. Nor bottle, rendered him daily a less welcome visitor is there any delay in commencing operations. An than at first. I must, however, do him the justice observatory, furnished with both astronomic and to say, that if he were wanting in other traits of magnetic instruments, is at once established, and character that ought to distinguish a chief, lie did parties are sent out for the survey of the principal the honors of his house admirably, and that he harbors and the intervening channels. A large must be seen in the capacity of a host, if a favorbody of officers and naturalists were also sent able opinion is to be formed of his character.' across the islands to visit Orohena, one of the Honorable mention is made of Mr. Pritchard highest peaks, and Jake Waiherea. They could and his mode of conducting the schools; there not, however, reach the desired spot, but some are, indeed, few natives who cannot both read and days afterwards Captain Hudson, with his officers, write, even those advanced in years. The acsucceeded in measuring the elevation of Aorai, the count of the island is altogether favorable, and so peak which is next in height to Orohena. This he is the testimony borne to the utility of the missionfound to be 6,979 feet; Orohena appeared to be aries. The latter, however, are subject to some about 1,500 feet higher. From these two peaks, animadversion :ridges descend to all parts of the coast ; they are “ Although much has been done for the imprecipitous and narrow, their summit being often a provement of the natives, still it appears evident mere edge, where walking is not only dangerous that much more might have been done if the but sometimes impossible. Here, too, we meet missionaries had not confined themselves su exwith the American and French Consul, and with clusively to teaching from the Scriptures. The Mr. Pritchard. The following passage introduces natives, by all accounts, are extremely fond of us to another important personage :

story-telling, and marvellous tales of their ances“The governor of the district of Matavai, Taua, tors and ancient gods, are even now a source of was the first acquaintance of any distinction that amusement. The missionaries, as I am told, poswe made. He had already visited the Vincennes sess much information in relation to the hisiory on her anchoring. He is a fine-looking man, of and mythology of the island, embodied in the huge proportions, and has a large establishment superstitious tales still occasionally current among near Point Venus, where he monopolized nearly its inhabitants. It is to be hoped that they will all the washing, which was performed by his preserve a record of these, before they are obliternumerous dependents. By this business he de- ated by their exertions to destroy the ancient superrives some remuneration for the cost of feeding and stition. But they would have succeeded sooner in clothing them, putting the gains of their labor into eradicating the practice of reciting these legends, his own pocket. Such, at least, is his own had they provided a substitute in works of fiction, account of the transaction. Taua's usual dress inculcating moral or religious lessons, or teaching was a striped cotton shirt, nankeen pantaloons that useful knowledge. So also, while it was indishad once been yellow, and a round jacket of blue pensable to put down those amusements which cloth. Both shirt and pantaloons were too tight, and were the means or incentives to debauchery, this he had neither suspenders nor stockings, although measure ought to have been accompanied by the he wore shoes. In this guise he had an awkward introduction of innocent modes of recreation. For Jook, which he probably would not have exhibited want of the first resource, much time is now spent in a native costume. He was profuse in offers of in unmeaning gossip, and the necessity for the hospitality at his own house, and many of the offi- other is often shown in a listless idleness. No cers were induced to accept his invitations. His allempt has been made by the missionaries to entertainments appear to have been of the same introduce the mechanic arts, or improvements in general character with that to which I was treated, agriculture, yet it cannot be doubted, that to have and which will, therefore, serve as a specimen of taught them even the simplest of these, would the inode in which such things are done by the have materially aided the progress of civilization, * good society' of Tahiti. We reached his dwell- and reacted favorably upon that of religion. The ing in time to see the preparations for the feast. failure of a cotton manufactory, with expensive These were entrusted to his man of all work, machinery, which was erected on the island of Stephen, or as he called him, • Stiffin.' This Eimeo, affords no argument against the probable useful personage exhibited his dexterity, not only success of less complex arts. The natives were in cooking, but in killing the poultry. The bird not prepared to pass at once from habits of deselected was a cock, for the Tahitians well under sultory exertion, to the regular and stated occupastand the difference in value between it and the tion of the mill. But the spinning-wheel, ihe hens; and Stephen exhibited much adroitness in hand-loom, and the plough, would not have required such a decided change in the number of Orohena, by Dr. Pickering and Mr. Couthouy. hours of labor, and would have served as a prepa- By nine o'clock in the morning they had, after a ration for more continuous industry. The two walk of about six miles, attained a higher point former implements have at length been introduced than any on their foriner journey, about 3,500 by other hands, and have already been adopted feet :with eagerness by some of the natives.


“When they had reached the altitude of fifteen change of dress which has been introduced by the hundred feet they no longer found any paths; on missionaries and other foreigners, has, on the con- arriving at this point, they halted for some time to trary, had an injurious effect on the industry of make collections of land-shells, and some very inthis people. While they wore their native tapa, teresting specimens were obtained of Helices, Pathe fabric, though of little value, gave employment tulas, Cyclostoinas, Curocollas, and Pupas; after to numbers of women ; and this change of dress, this they continued ascending, the ridge gradually though intended as an advance in civilization, has becoming narrower, uptil they reached a spot on had the effect of superseding employments which the ridge where there was not room for one person formerly engaged their attention, and occupied to pass by another, and where they could look their time. The idleness hence arising, and the down a precipice on each side to depths of two artificial wants thus created, have no little influ- thousand feet. Plants that were below of small ence in perpetuating licentiousness among the size here grew into large woody shrubs : among females, to whom foreign finery is a great temp- them a species of Epacris was found growing lurtation. The European dress, at least as worn by uriantly along the crest of the ridges, and magnifithem, is neither as becoming, nor as well adapted cent arborescent ferns on the mountain sides, some to the climate as that which it has almost super- of them forty feet in height; another species was seded. Many of the missionaries now see these seen whose fronds were more than twenty feet in things in their true light, and informed me that length. Their path was much impeded by the they were endeavoring to pursue a more enlight- tangled ferns and wiry grass (Gleichenia) which ened course.

it was impossible to get through without the aid We shall now follow our explorers to the har- of a knife or a hatchet. They had now reached bor of Papieti. There the commander invited the four thousand five hundred seet, the highest point great chiefs on board :

yet attained, according to the guide, by white “ The ship was dressed for the occasion with men ; two o'clock had arrived, and as there was flags, and they were received with every mark of no place where they could encamp, or any chance respect. Luncheon was prepared for them; and of reaching a point suitable for passing the night when they were all seated at it, it struck me that in, by the advice of Vahaore (their guide) they alI had never seen such a collection-of corpulent lowed him to look for one. The mountain top persons. Previous to eating, one of the oldest was still estimated to be six miles distant; they chiefs said grace. Their appetites were good; had litle doubt that it could be ascended by folnone of the food appeared to come amiss. They lowing the ridge, and it was thought that they seemed heartily to enjoy themselves, and conducted could accomplish the task if time permitted. The themselves with a propriety that surprised us all. day was fine, and they enjoyed a view of the They were cautious in partaking of the wine whole mountain, which appeared as if it were the which was set before them, and seemed evidently centre, from which the different ridges of the upon their good behavior. This was the case island radiate in ten or twelve directions towards with the high chiefs, who, to the number of about the coast, having deep and narrow valleys between fifteen, had been invited; but, besides these, about them, through which the mountain torrents rush; an equal number of others contrived to get on these valleys spread out as they approach the board without invitation ; the latter thrust them- coast, and the ridges become more rounded and selves forward with eagerness to occupy places at accessible. After reconnoitring the ground for the table, but were compelled to give place to some time, Vahaore recollected a place where those of higher rank. A second table was, how they might pass the night, which he thought was ever, prepared for them, at which they took their not far distant. He therefore immediately began seats, and did ample justice to what was set before to break a road, which he continued for about a them. The variety of costume which was exhib- quarter of a mile along the ridge. He then ited at this banquet was amusing. The princesses reached a place where the descent might be made, were dressed in white frocks, shoes and stockings, which, however, to all appearances, presented as and chip bonnets, but looked awkwardly in them, few facilities for the purpose as any they had and appeared more like boys in girls' clothes than before looked at. They, however, tried it, and

Some of the men wore full suits-coats, after a hard scramble reached, about sunset, the vests, and pantaloons—of a variety of colors; place he sought. The descent was estimated to others had sailors round jackets ; others again be about two thousand feet, and was performed had only shirts and pantaloons, all too small, both partly by leaping from tree to tree, and partly by in breadth and length. Some had black felt hats, lowering one another by ropes over precipitous of all possible fashions, and others wore them of ledges from ten to twelve feet in height. In the straw; some had shoes on their feet, others had words of Sacket, •No man in his senses ever

Paofai's son attracted attention by his went down such a place before, and none but : ridiculous appearance : he wore a red check shirt, fool would attempt to do so again.' At the foot light white pantaloons, that reached only half way of the descent lay the first valley, and they found down his legs, coarse shoes without stockings, themselves among groves of the wild banana and a short-skirted drummer's coat of blue, plenti- (fahies.)" fully faced with scarlet. The latter was so small It having been determined to make a thorough for him, that no force would make it button upon examination of the group of the Samoan Islands, him. To finish all, he had a high-crowned coni- Tutulia, as the most central, was selected for their cal felt hat stuck upon the top of his head.”


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fine-looking set, with intelligent and_ pleasing of the district of Faleletai, was at the massacre of countenances. In comparison with the Tahitians, the party of La Perouse. He was then a boy of they would be called sedate. The women are far thirteen years of age. He remembered the occurfrom being good-looking, with the exception of rence, and that three of the Papalangi were killed. some of the younger ones. They are remarkably The perpetrators of the deed were some young domestic and virtuous, exhibiting a strange con chiefs from the district, who were on a 'malanga' trast to those of Tahiti. Here there is no indis- 10 Tutulia. At that time Aana district had the criminate intercourse; the marriage tie is respected, rule, or was the Malo' party, and domineered parents are extremely fond of their offspring. The over the inhabitants of the other islands and disinhabitants are disposed to be hospitable to stran- tricts.” gers, although they expect remuneration for it. The following incident, which took place at Travelling is generally believed to be safe through- Upolu, is suggestive :out the island of Tutuila, and the natives, as far " At noon we descried the Peacock lying in the as our experience goes, are not the blood-thirsty harbor of A pia, and shortly afterwards I received race they have been reported to be. The unfa- a message from Captain Hudson, saying that my vorable estimate of their character has, I presume, presence was required on shore. In the hope that been derived from those who first knew them, and it was not a business of such a nature as to cause particularly from their attack upon the expedition detention, I left the Vincennes in the offing, while of La Perouse. Of this conflict I obtained the I went ashore in my boat. On reaching the land, following particulars from the Rev. Mr. Murray, I found the chiefs engaged in the trial of a native who had them from an old man, who was a wil- called ai, who had killed an American named ness of the affray. The latter is the only individ- Edward Cavenaugh, a native of New Bedford. It ual now alive in the settlement who was present appeared that on Captain Hudson's arrival the when it occurred, and his testimony was corrobor- murderer was pointed out to him in the village, ated by others who had heard of it from those who upon which he very properly determined to have witnessed the scene. On the morning of the the offender punished, and gave orders to have him massacre, the vessel stood in towards the land. arrested. He was in consequence seized in a About noon the boats went ashore, as recorded by house near the water, and carried on board the La Perouse, and while on shore, a number of Peacock. Being taken by surprise, he offered no canoes, belonging to the island of Upolu, (to which resistance to his capture. Captain Hudson then Tutuila was at the time subject,) went from the requested a conference with the neighboring chiefs, shore, and proceeded directly in the vessels. When who in consequence had assembled on the 27th. these canoes were alongside, a young man in one The fono, as such assemblies are called, was held of them laid his hand on an iron bolt in some part in the council-house, or fale-tele, where the chiess of the ships, with the intention, it was supposed, were collected. The Rev. Mr. Mills acted as inof stealing it. He was fired upon by the French. terpreter on the occasion. Captain Hudson, The ball passed through his shoulders, and mor- through him, stated that the object of his having tally wounded him. The natives, on seeing the requested them to assemble was to bring the elect of the shot on one of their number, were accused to a trial before them, in order that if his greatly enraged, and immediately left the vessels, guilt were established, he might be brought 10 and bastened to the shore, where they found the condign punishment: he then pointed out to them boars that had gone to get water. On reaching the guilt and consequences of the crime of murder, then, they began the attack, which resulted in the and declared the course he had considered it his massacre of M. De Langle, and of those who were duty to adopt. The chiefs listened attentively to with him on shore. When the natives began this this address, and in reply, through the principal attack the great body of the French were absent one, admitted that the man taken was in reality ihe froin their boats ; some were in the bushes gather- guilty person, a fact known to every person upon ing plants, and others talking to the females. On ihe island. Captain Hudson then stated to them the cominencement of the disturbance, they all that it was absolutely necessary that Tuvai should rushed towards their boats, and the confusion be promptly punished, in order that others might became general. The minute circumstances of be deterred from the commission of the same crime. the affray, farther than the above, cannot now be He suggested, however, that in spite of the uniascertained from the natives. They are, how-versal belief in Tuvai's having committed the ever, very clear in reference to the cause, and to crime, it was proper that he should undergo a trial, those who were the actors in it, viz., the natives or at least an examination, in order that he might of Upolu. The Tutuilians maintain that they en- have the privilege of being heard in his own dedeavored to save the lives of the French ; and, on fence. This suggestion being approved, Tuvai the following day, as soon as they dared to venture was brought on shore under a military guard, and from the mountains, whither they had fled during placed in the centre of the building.

He was an the massacre, they collected the bodies, which ill-looking fellow, of about twenty-eight years of they found in a state of nudity, dressed them in age, and manifested no fear, but looked about him native cloth, and buried them in the beach, as with the greatest composure.

The trial wa they were accustomed to bury their own chiefs. simple enough; he was first asked by the chiefs The actors in the massacre proceeded at once to whether he was guilty of the crime, io which he U polu, which will account for their having been answered that he was ; being next asked why he afterwards seen there, and recognized by the had committed it, he replied that he had done it in French. Our inquiries relative to the spot where order to possess himself of the man's property they had buried the bodies, were not satisfactorily (clothes and a knife.) The chiefs, among whom answered. How the carpenter's son escaped is was Pea, of Apia, to whom the criminal was disnot known. He is said to be still living at a vil-tantly related made every effort in their power to lage on the eastern part of the island. There ap- save his life : stating that he was in darkness, and pears to be mention made of a boy among the therefore unconscious of the guilt of the action, missing, in La Perouse's account. Levasii, a chief when he committed the murder ; that as they had



but just emerged from heathenism they ought not to death might naturally excite a desire of revenge. to be subjected for past actions to laws they knew This decision was at once communicated to the not; thai these laws were made for people who chiefs, with a statement, that in conformity with occupied a more elevated station ; that Tuvai was the laws of Tahiti in such cases, Tuvai should be a poor man of no account, and was not a person of transported to a desert island where he would sufficient importance to be noticed by a great never again have an opportunity of killing a white people like us ; that faa Samoa (the Samoan man. The chiefs, though evidently relieved from fashion) did not allow men to be put to death in the most intense part of their distress, were still cold blood, but that after so long a time had much affected by this decision. The prisoner was elapsed, as in the instance before them, it admitted then ordered to be taken on board the Peacock, of a ransom. Pea went on to say, that many bad whither he was followed by a crowd of natives, acts had been committed upon natives by white with many tears and lamentations, among whom men, with impunity, and asked whether the Chris- his wife was the most affected. Among others, tian religion sanctioned the taking of human life. Pea, the chief of A pia, to whom, as has been He then appealed to our generosity to pardon the stated, the prisoner was related, was very much present crime, and assured us that no such offences distressed and excited. Unable to vent his rage should be committed in future. Pea had one of and trouble in any other manner, he spent it upon those countenances which exhibits all that is pass-the crowd around him, striking in all directions ing in the mind. It was amusing to see him at with a huge stem of a cocoa-nut leaf, by which he one time exhibiting a picture of whimsical distress soon dispersed them. I felt a curiosity to see at the idea of being compelled to put his kinsman what effect the sentence would have upon the to death, and immediately afterwards laughing at prisoner. Death he would have suffered without something ludicrous which had occurred to him. uttering a murmur ; but when he heard he was to Pea was seconded in his endeavors by Vavasa, of be taken from his native land, his firmness was Manono, one of the finest-looking of the chiefs, overcome, and he was observed to shed tears. He whose attitudes and movements were full of grace, made no resistance to his being removed on board and his manner exceedingly haughty and bold. In ship, but after he got there he said he would reply to their arguments, Captain Hudson stated, rather be put to death and buried in his own native that however freely other sins might be forgiven, island, than banished to a desert one. After this in consideration of their late benighted state, even difficult business was arranged, they brought their the darkness of Paganism could not extenuate the own grievances before me, and particularly their crime of murder. He told them the Scriptures complaints against the American whalers. They said, 'Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall said that some of them had evaded their porthis blood be shed ;' that nothing but the life of the charges, and refused to pay for the provisions with offender could satisfy the demands of justice, and which they had been furnished. To this I replied that they must execute the criminal themselves. that I was ready to indemnify them for their losses, This announcement caused much excitement; the and should ask no other proof of them than their chiefs again asserted that they knew no such laws; own statement. They appeared struck with the that by the customs of Samoa, the anger of the unexpected liberality of this offer; but, after confriends and relations of a person who had been sultation, as if to manifest a corresponding feeling, killed was to be appeased by a present from the declined to accept it. I then informed them that criminal or his relations, and by a form of sub- their port-charges for the squadron should be paid, mission, which consisted in knocking their heads which gave much satisfaction, particularly to old three times on the ground. To this it was re- Pea, who would derive the principal benefit from plied, that the guilt of the prisoner had been them. The fono then broke up in great good proved and admitted-he must die. The chiefs, humor. Pea and some of the other chiefs were after much reluctance, consented, but expressed very anxious to hear from me what sort of an great repugnance to an immediate execution. island Tuvai was to be put upon. They asked They urged in the most strenuous manner, that many questions in relation to it, and always among the criminal should be carried on board ship, and the first, whether there would be any cocoa-nut executed there, or that he should be taken to some trees, Nature's first and best gift to them, upon it. uninhabited island and left. These alternatives Wishing to make the intended punishment as were refused by Captain Hudson, and the chiefs terrible as possible to them, I always replied that seemed in great distress. At this point of the there would be none whatever. After Tuvai was discussion, the Vincennes was announced as being again on board ship, old Pea paid him a visit, in in sight, and the proceedings were suspended. the course of which the former melted into tears, An officer was immediately despatched, who, as howled bitterly, and egged that he might be has been already mentioned, boarded that vessel taken on shore to be put to death, in order that his off the harbor.' When I landed, I found the body might be buried in his native soil. It apassembly anxiously awaiting the result of my peared from information that we received, that this arrival.' Captain Hudson and myself had a pri- was a part of a concerted plan to obtain a farther vate interview, in which he detailed all the facts, commutation of his sentence, and that this affectand stated that it had been his intention to compeling interview was got up in order to excite our the chiefs to make all the preparations for ihe sympathies. Finding it did not produce the deexecution, but before it was carried into effect to sired effect, old Pea went about the ship with a come forward and reprieve the criminal, at the doleful visage, exclaiming, ' Eoloisa-ia-tu-Tuvai' same time requesting Mr. Mills to make an appro- -have compassion on Tuvai.”. priate speech, stating the reasons for the pardon. As we proceed with the volume before us, we After a full discussion of the whole subject, we are constantly provoked be critical ; but shall, came to the conclusion, that it would be best to except on one topic, persevere in our original transport the criminal to some other island; for it intention, of giving the commander the unquesappeared probable that this would have a better tioned benefit of his own statements.

Our next effect than even his execution, as it would be extract is of a legendary character :longer remembered, while to cause him to be put | “ Messrs. Dana and Couthuoy visited a lake

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